Accommodation near Soccer City

Soccer City, which is officially known as the FNB Stadium, is located in Nasrec, a suburb in the sprawling Soweto township to the south of Johannesburg. It was built in 1989 and naming rights were immediately sold to First National Bank. In those days, the stadium had the capacity for 80 000 people, but today, after extensive upgrades, it can hold 94 736. This makes Soccer City the largest stadium in Africa.

The afore mentioned upgrades were done in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was hosted in South Africa. Given the volumes of people expected and the high profile nature of the event, the high sums of money spent on the project were deemed worth it and many sports teams and their spectators benefit from the renovations.

Some of the changes done to the original stadium include the addition of new change rooms and new floodlights, an adaptation of the bottom tier of seating to provide a better sight line an extension of the top tier and the addition of 2 new executive suites. They also added an encircling roof, which sealed the design vision inspired by a calabash - the African fruit which is often dried and used as a gourd. This design sparked the stadium's third nickname- the Calabash. The second nickname, Soccer City, came about because of FIFA's strict rules prohibiting sponsor naming for any of the Soccer World Cup venues.

Soccer City or the FNB Stadium is primarily used for soccer these days, although during the course of its life it has hosted many significant events, from Nelson Mandela's first speech in Johannesburg after his release, to Chris Hani's funeral and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. It is the home turf of the Johannesburg soccer team, the Kaiser Chiefs so regularly sees both local and international soccer matches. Soccer City has also hosted a few rugby matches in its day and regularly acts as a venue for big live music acts such as U2, Lady Gaga, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Justin Bieber.

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Kwa - Bungane Guest House
1.9 km

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From R710 pps

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Kwa- Bungane Guest House is located in the tranquil suburb of Ormonde in the south of Johannesburg. The guest house consists of 7 comfortable en suite rooms with the following amenities: free WiFi , t... More Info

 
Crown Cottage Guesthouse
3 km

From R380 pps


Crown Cottage Guesthouse opened its doors on Spring Day, 1 September 2007. We are conveniently located south of Johannesburg and within easy access to local and international airports, all major highw... More Info

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Regal Guest House
3.1 km

From R300 pps


Regal Guest House is situated in the South of Johannesburg. Crown Gardens is centrally located and have easy and quick access to the major highways. Our establishment offers 4 bedrooms each with an... More Info

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Gold Reef Lodge
3.2 km

From R425 pps


Welcome to the Gold Reef Lodge guesthouse. Our guesthouse is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, a fast paced city located in South Africa packed with rich culture and history. Your Host Stanton Mo... More Info

 
Gold Reef Place
4 km

From R350 pps


Gold Reef Place is close to Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park and Apartheid Museum. Within easy access to FNB Stadium (Host 2010 Soccer venue) Ellis Park (Coca-Cola Stadium) and all Johannesburg ma... More Info

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The Orient Hotel
5.1 km

From R650* unit


The Orient Executive Apartments are ideally located, in the heart of the JHB CBD and surrounded by numerous restaurant's offering both local and foreign cuisine. The Orient is just a stones throw awa... More Info

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Grand View B&B
5.1 km

From R500 pps


Uniquely positioned on the highest point of Johannesburg, with panoramic views over the city, Grand View B&B provides an enclave of solitude and elegance in northern Johannesburg. This striking establ... More Info

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Zietsies Guest House
5.3 km

From R600 pps


Zietsies is situated on the highest koppie in Johannesburg - some people say second highest, but we believe otherwise - with a 180 view to the north, east and west. We also believe that our Guest Hou... More Info

 
SouthView Lodge
5.3 km

From R1900* unit

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The Modern Architectural designed Lodge is set on a 3.4 hectare Natural Koppie within a Conservancy Belt in the South of Johannesburg with panoramic views of the CBD and surroundings. Luxury Lodge ... More Info

 
The View Hotel
5.4 km

From R2200* unit

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The View Boutique Hotel is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the historic leafy suburb of Auckland Park, a suburb once famed for being in the country, relative to the city. Built in th... More Info

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